Android Update 2.1: Move to SD, Bug Fixes and More
We've released an update for the Android app to Android Market. This is primarily a bug fix release. We've been working hard on trying to improve the overall stability of the app, and while we're still not 100% satisfied, this update should be an improvement over previous versions. We've also managed to include a few feature enhancements:
- Move to SD: Many people have asked for this, and we've finally been able to enable move to SD. Hope this helps folks who have space-constrained devices
- Improved barcode scanner: We're using a new scanner which will work on fixed focus phones. The new scanner also is now fixed to portrait orientation which is what most of our users use. For people who normally use their phone in portrait orientation, this should be an improvement. Unfortuntely, we weren't able to find a way for the scanner to switch orientations from portrait to landscape, so if you are someone who typically uses their phone in landscape orientation, the new portrait orientation might be less convenient. Sorry about that. We're still trying to find a way to have the scanner change orientation automatically, and we'll do our best to include that in a future update.
One other note on the scanner: with the new scanner, it may be important to make sure the barcode is in the correct orientation when scanning, i.e. make sure the barcode is lined up straight with the code reading left to right. If you scan at an angle, it may not work as well. We didn't see this as much of an issue in our testing but some of our iOS users have reported this as a problem so we wanted to give everyone a heads up in case they saw a similar issue on the Android app.
- Lots of bug fixes and stability improvements: As I mentioned above, we've attempted to fix a lot of known bugs and improve the overall stability of the app. We're still not satisfied, but we hope this update will be an improvement over previous versions.